(Before we begin, I want to let you know right up front that even though there isn't a recipe in this post, you really might want to make sure and read it all the way through... just sayin')
Since the time changed over just few hours ago here on the East Coast, I figured it would be a perfect time to post about some changes going on around here as well.
Depending on when it is that you're reading this, then you likely just arrived on a very different looking blog and you probably thought/did one of the following:
1) Knew right away that I'd been bitten by the old "blog re-design bug" and never had any doubt that you were in the right place.
2) Intended to come by and see what I was up to and somehow accidentally ended up on the wrong blog but figured what the heck... why not stick around to see if there's anything interesting here.
3) Never really noticed the old graphics and/or layout and just went straight to the side bar to look for a favorite recipe. OR,
4) Have never been here before and just assumed that this is what the blog has always looked like.
To be honest, it isn't as important to me how you arrived here. I'm just really happy that you did! So, what's with all of the ch-ch-ch-changes? Well, as much as I'd come to think of the old design as a familiar and comfortable space for me to share my recipes and my life with all of you, something has been nagging at me to implement a new look and feel to the blog for a while, now. With all of the changes that have occurred in my "off-line" life over the last 12 to 18 months and the long absences from the blog that have followed, I recently made a commitment (to myself) to try to get back to more regular blogging.
Those of you who've known me for a while, are already aware that it's been a somewhat crazy and (at certain times) pretty life altering year and a half or so, for me. But for those of you who are new to Go Ahead... Take a Bite! or an old friend who'd just like to refresh your memory, you can read about some of what went on during that stretch of time HERE and HERE.
OK... Now that we've firmly established that you have reached Go Ahead... Take A Bite! and that it's still the same old me, (emphasis on "old" by the way) why not grab a cuppa somethin' and relax, while you check out the new digs ~ and maybe peruse a recipe or two.
If, however, you're pretty sure that you've already seen most of the recipes here that might interest you, I can assure you that I have a nice little queue of new posts in the hopper, just waiting for some finishing touches. And since I'm in a telling mood, I suppose I could also let you in on a little secret about a surprise that's coming up in a few weeks!
What's that? Oh, gosh... I don't know if I should say exactly what tha.. um, I'm sorry? I didn't quite hear wh... Oh. I see. You'd like to know if I could give you just a teensy little hint?
Well, since we are old friends and all, I could tell you a little something about it. Let's see... what can I divulge? hmmm. Oh! I know! It's something that I've never actually done here at GATAB before. So, how's that?
What? Whaddaya' mean, that isn't enou... Well, I... But, if I tell you more than that, then it won't be much of a surprise anymore, will it?
Oh, what the heck. I'll spill the beans! But,
There's just one tiny little thing that I have to ask of you, before I divulge anything more. You simply must promise me that what I'm about to tell you, will not go any further than this conversation, OK?
OK. Good. Now, come in a little closer to your monitor, or phone, or tablet, because I have to whisper this. Uh huh, now just a wee bit more... You're almost there...
Ahem... Drum roll, please.
I'm having my very first giveaway!!!!
Yup! That's right!
Finally, right? And all you have to do for the time being, is keep checking back here between now and the 20th of March, because I'll be adding new info and details about the giveaway to my upcoming posts. Of course, there will also be photos of the prizes!
That's right.... That's prize(s). And did I mention yet, that there will be more than one winner of those prizes?
I mean, what kind of "first ever" giveaway would this be, if I didn't go all out? I mean, after all the years that I've been blogging without ever having one single giveaway, I'd say that it's imperitive that I do this up right, right? And... the prizes that I've chosen should be just perfect (and just in time) for all of you fabulous foodies who love to entertain during the Spring and Summer months!
Alright. I think I've spilled enough of those beans for now. so keep on checking back, or better yet... why not subscribe to GATAB by email, or through your favorite reader (if you haven't done so already) so you'll be sure not to miss any important updates. Not to mention, all of the new recipes that are coming up!
Oh... and since I'm in such a giving mood, you can go ahead and tell your friends about it, too. It really wouldn't be very fair of me to make you keep it to yourself, now would it?
See ya' back here soon!
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